THE DANCERS

Core Members

ISVEL BELLO

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Isvel Bello Rodríguez (he/they/theirs) received a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Dance from University of Arts (ISA) and is a graduate from The National School of Modern and Afro Cuban Folklore (ENA), both located in Havana, Cuba. Isvel was a former dancer at Compañía Danza Espiral and MalPaso Dance Company from Cuba among other independent and experimental projects. His/their solo performance “Tokonoma” has been awarded with the Critic's Award in the National Competition of Solamente Solos and with the Ramiro Guerra Award, in Cuba. He/they have worked with choreographers such as Liliam Padrón, Osnel Delgado Relinde Moors, Trey McItyre, Ronal K. Brown, Rosi Herrera and has performed at several dance festivals in Netherlands, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Venezuela, Martinique, Canada, USA, as well as The Joyce Theater (NYC) and Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts).

OLIVIA COOMBS

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Olivia Coombs (she/her) began her training in ballet under the direction of Jessica Wilson at Ballet Workshop of New England. Olivia then studied at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program for two years where she performed in works by Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Sidra Bell, Iratxe Ansa, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, and Erik Wagner. Olivia apprenticed with Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver for one season. She has also performed work by Ismael Ivo as part of a special research project at ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazi. 

KHRIS HENRY

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Khris Henry (he/his) is a native of Boston and is a BFA graduate of the University of Hartford at the Hartt School. He began his training at the Origination Cultural Arts Center and Boston Arts Academy. While a student, Khris has had experience with choreographers Nathan Trice, Catherine Young, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Norbert De La Cruz, Brain Arias, and Yoshito Sakuraba. After guesting with BDT in 2019 and early 2020, Khris joins BDT this season as a Core Member.

HENOCH SPINOLA

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Henoch Spinola (he/his), a native of Cabo Verde Islands, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member 2007. After leaving JMBT, Henoch began working with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012, along with other dance companies local to Boston. He then moved to New York City to dance in a work by Itzik Galili at the Metropolitan Opera from 2013-2014. He recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program within the Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

JESSIE JEANNE STINNETT

Jessie Jeanne Stinnett (she/her) received a BFA in Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in conjunction with Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance. She has performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Tate Britain, Prometheus Dance, Anna Myer and Dancers, Rebecca Rice, The Boston Baroque Opera, and Bard College’s SummerScape Festival. Jessie’s choreographic work has been described by Hannah Chanatry of WBUR as “conceptually driven performance that unpacks the complexities of being female, and pushes the academic boundaries of choreography.” Her work has been sustained in part by grants from The Boston Foundation with support from The Barr Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Fidelity Charitable. 

Apprentices

SARAH TAKASH

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Sarah Takash (she/her) is a New Jersey native currently dancing as an apprentice with BDT. She attended the Ailey School and Fordham University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in dance and a double major in visual arts. As a student at the Ailey School, she had the honor of performing with the Ailey Company for 3 of their New York City Center seasons in “Memoria” by Alvin Ailey. She had the privilege of working with Francesca Harper, Ronni Favors, and Kanji Segawa among others on works by William Forsythe, Robert Battle, and Jessica Lang.

CARLEY LUND

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Carley Lund, (she/her) a native of Vermont, began her classical training at the Vermont Center for Dance Education under Stefania Nardi. She graduated from Adelphi University, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Biology. She has performed in works by Marco Goeke, Maleek Washington, Manuel Vignoulle, Paul Taylor, Rasta Thomas, Winston Dynamite Brown, Adelheid B. Strelick, Orion Duckstein and more. After joining Boston Dance Theater’s Trainee Program in January 2021, she has been promoted to Apprentice this 2022 season.